Taking it back for a special #ThrowbackThursday to my interview with Jordan Saenz during this year’s February New York Fashion Week. It was a pleasure chit chatting with the young entrepreneur about her new collection. Here is part of the feature that was posted on Variety Latino.
On a chilly Monday night in New York, Brooklyn based designer Jordan Saenz, known as her newly created label Jordan Alexandra, launched her debut collection “Suit Up With Bras.”
The 26-year-old Mexican-American designer took part in New York Fashion Week on February 16 by presenting her 8-piece collection that has been in the works for some time. Bringing her own aesthetic as well as years of experience working for designers such as Zac Posen, Betsey Johnson and Oscar de la Renta the androgynous inspired collection is setting her apart in the fashion world.
“It’s actually been in the works for three years now, under development. I think I have just always known since I was young that I wanted to be a business owner,” Jordan told us at her NYFW showroom. “I’m inspired by a lot of tailored clothing and menswear and I really wanted to combine two things that are very basic and make it into something unconventional but still maintain that wearability.”
Last and final day in my New York trip 😦 I woke up, re-packed, got dressed and did some work before I had head led out to meet up with a Chilean blogger Nicole Putz. It was cold but it was the last day and I had to make the most of it!
I went down to the hotel lobby and worked on some articles before I had to head out and take the subway to the Lincoln center. I had become a pro by now so the subway to and from Times Square to the Lincoln center was cake! I met up with Nicole at Starbucks to chat a bit about her work and how she came all the way from Chile to New York Fashion week. She was a doll! I also met her photographer who was working with her during her stay in New York, Andrea, super sweet and talented.
Then I headed off to the Lie SangBong show at 1 p.m., my last show of NYFW and one of my favs.
I had never heard of this designer, (#NewbieMe), but Mr. Lie was very talented and I loved each piece that took the runway. I really enjoyed his coats and the patented leather burgundy and navy heels with socks and decided that I have to try that look! The coats were a variety of black, red, burgundy and navy, my colors that I’ve loved for this winter time. I also loved some of the trouser pants that had lace detailing on them.
Second day at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week and today is a cold day. I woke up and it was snowing! Not crazy snowing though, there was just a nice blanket of white on the ledge and down below from my hotel room.
Today’s adventure consisted of me taking the subway by myself. My friend Marissa had taken me on it yesterday and told me it was a quick stop to the Lincoln Center and it was! When I walked outside it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined and quickly started getting warmed up as I walked a couple blocks to the subway entrance. When I arrived it was a short 2 minute walk upstairs to arrive at the MBFW building and take my seat at the Michael Costello show.
The lights dimmed and the show began with a Nicki Minaj song and various black lace outfits emerged from backstage. A little to the front and side was Adrienne Bailon and apparently Christina Milian and Chris Brown were there but I didn’t catch a glimpse of them.
Well I am officially in New York for Fashion Week and am exhausted! I took a red eye, left around 12:30am and arrived almost at 9am. I quickly put on my winter clothes and took a taxi to my hotel to where I wasn’t allowed to check in until 4pm. I rested, ate and recharged to head out to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and attend the Angel Sanchez show. Let me tell you, it was incredible! The designs were majestic, beautiful, mind blowing and it was amazing to get to see them in real life walking right by you and catch a glimpse of the detailing. I’m impressed by all the people who dress up super fabulous and chic because this winter chill is out of control! It’s freezing and I mean freezing! For a Cali girl like me who hasn’t spent much time in the snow it has been a world wind of emotions in this blistering cold but thank goodness for taxis. Continue reading
What can I say…
I’m scared, I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m pretty sure I’ll freeze to death but I can officially say that one of my life goals is coming true. I am going to New York Fashion Week!!
While only for a couple days, I’m excited to take the journey for work and venture out to the Big Apple all by myself to see how I can cover Fashion Week. I still have many things to do and prepare for but I want all to go well. I want to make myself proud, my brand proud and learn more about what I want for the future. It was a long shot, but I said why not (queue Kelly Clarkson). I went on a limb and applied, got accepted, asked for permission and got the YES!
But of course, I’ll try and keep La Vida Liz updated on my journey and hope for the best!
Xoxo Liz Cal
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